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Navasota man arrested in $250,000 narcotics case

  • Courtesy photo More than 24,000 ecstasy pills and other drugs were seized during the largest Brazos County narcotics case in history Monday, April 1, resulting in the arrest of a Navasota man.
  • Courtesy photo More than 24,000 ecstasy pills and other drugs were seized during the largest Brazos County narcotics case in history Monday, April 1, resulting in the arrest of a Navasota man.

COLLEGE STATION – James Dionte Hood, 26, of Navasota, was arrested and charged Mon-d a y , April 1, by the College Station Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance greater than 400 grams.

Law enforcement seized more than 24,000 ecstasy pills with an approximate street value of $242,000, just under 4 ounces of cocaine with a street value of $3,415, $200 worth of crack cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. In addition, authorities retrieved approximately $23,000 in U.S. currency, jewelry determined to “be proceeds from the illicit sale and distribution of narcotics,” a stolen firearm and gang paraphernalia.

“Area investigators have since determined that this narcotics seizure is more than two and a half times the amount of any other seizure in Brazos County history,” said Lt. Craig Anderson with College Station PD. “The total value of narcotics, currency and property seized was more than $250,000”

The narcotics search warrant was executed in the 400 block of Southwest Parkway in College Station in response to a nearly 18-month joint investigation by Brazos County law enforcement agencies.

According to the Navasota Police Department, Hood has a prior history of criminal behavior since his relocation to Navasota in 2006-2007 from out of state.

“He has been active in narcotics for more than a decade, since that time we have dealt with him for drugs, guns, and armed robberies in Navasota,” said Lt. Michael Mize. “I had run seven search warrants on his residence alone, prior to his relocation to the Bryan/College Station area in 2018. He has a history of committing crimes, going to jail, getting out and starting again.”

Hood is being held in the Brazos County Jail on bonds totaling $483,000 for three charges – manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1 greater than 400 grams, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance penalty group 1 between 4-200 grams and an unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon.

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